Archives for August '04
Illusionist slips to victory in Trillium Series
August 31 - ELORA, ON — Illusionist stepped off the fastest of three Trillium Series divisions at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, stopping the clock at 1:57 to score her ninth win of the season.
Gassien scores Grassroots double at Kawartha
August 31 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Bernies D Nile earned her first lifetime victory with an impressive front end performance to kick off Tuesday’s two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots event at Kawartha Downs.
Owners enjoying the ride aboard Peaceful Way
August 30 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies return to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday to take another run at the track record they shattered in both Gold Series Eliminations last week.
Trotting colts lead off OSS weekend at Grand River
August 28 - ELORA, ON — Mikie Will stepped off the fastest of seven Grassroots divisions at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening, stopping the teletimer at 2:01.3.
Gold Final a wide open affair at Windsor Wednesday
August 28 - WINDSOR, ON — When the two-year-old trotting fillies return to Windsor Raceway for their $130,000 Gold Final on Wednesday evening, trainer Bob McIntosh figures all nine fillies have a shot at the big prize.
Owners hope Starjest plays it straight Tuesday
August 27 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs wraps up its three-week run of Ontario Sires Stakes excitement on Tuesday with seven Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting fillies.
Impressive line up for Trillium Series Monday
August 27 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway wraps ups its exciting weekend of Ontario Sires Stakes action with three Trillium Series divisions for the sophomore pacing fillies on Monday evening.
Mill Work triumphs in Ottawa Gold Final
August 27 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Mill Work captured his second straight Gold Final title with a 2:01.1 effort at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening.
Peaceful Way makes triumphant return to Ontario
August 26 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans got a glimpse of what is in store for them next week when the brilliant three-year-old trotting fillies tested their skills over the five-eighths mile oval on Thursday.
EL Leonard achieves Grassroots victory in Sarnia
August 26 - SARNIA, ON — EL Leonard kicked off an impressive display by the two-year-old trotting colts with a 2:00.2 victory in the first of six Grassroots divisions at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday.
Local owner, trainer earn pair of Grassroots trophies
August 25 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Richard Webb and Paul Jackson added two Grassroots trophies to their hardware collection when two-year-old pacing colts SA Cheerokee Chief and Armbro Cougar came up with victories in Ontario Sires Stakes action at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday evening.
Surprise victors in Windsor Gold Eliminations
August 25 - WINDSOR, ON — Next week’s two-year-old trotting filly Gold Final will feature a host of new faces as upsets were the name of the game in elimination action at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening.
Brazen aims for win number five Friday
August 24 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway delivers a second impressive line-up of Ontario trotting stars on Friday evening when the talented two-year-old colts compete in their $130,000 Gold Final.
Zooka, Samuel Oaks capture Gold Finals at Flamboro
August 23 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans were treated to a pair of outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Finals on Sunday night leading up to the $567,000 Confederation Cup.
Clash of the titans at Rideau Carleton Thursday
August 23 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Rideau Carleton Raceway fans will be in for a treat on Thursday as the long awaited match up between top three-year-old trotting fillies Peaceful Way and McCall Magic occurs in the second of two Gold Series Eliminations.
Creighton looks for home court advantage in Sarnia
August 23 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park concludes its August series of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Thursday evening with six Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts.
Ariss couple enjoying last blush of success
August 23 - ELORA, ON — Grand River Raceway kicks off back-to-back nights of Ontario Sires Stakes excitement with seven Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts Friday evening.
Freshman filly dreams of Gold at Windsor
August 21 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans get their second look at Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday when the young trotters return to the province’s southern-most oval for a pair of $49,145 Gold Series Eliminations.
Bax wins a pair at Hiawatha Horse Park Thursday
August 20 - SARNIA, ON — Trainer John Bax had a successful evening at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday, capturing one $23,208 Trillium Series division and finishing first and third in another.
Jackson, Webb to start four in Grassroots Tuesday
August 20 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Kawartha Downs continues its three week run of Ontario Sires Stakes action this Tuesday with 10 Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old pacing colts.
Brazen bounces back with Gold Elimination win
August 20 - GLOUCESTER, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Brazen picked up where he had left off and posted his fourth straight victory in Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series action at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday evening.
Million dollar night of racing at Flamboro Downs Sunday
August 19 - DUNDAS, ON — All eyes will be on Flamboro Downs this Sunday as the Dundas oval presents its 28th Confederation Cup program. Warming up the crowd for the $567,000 Cup are Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Finals for the two-year-old pacing colts and three-year-old trotting colts.
Victory Hall looking to bounce back in Ottawa
August 17 - GLOUCESTER, ON — After a month-long break, Ontario Sires Stakes action returns to Rideau Carleton Raceway on Friday with two Gold Series Eliminations for the exciting two-year-old trotting colts.
Drivers double up in Kawartha Downs Grassroots
August 17 - FRASERVILLE, ON — Sophomore pacing filly Bastet Hanover captured her first Grassroots victory with a smart 1:53.3 mile at Kawartha Downs on Tuesday afternoon.
Blossom Seelster aims for second Trillium win Thursday
August 16 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park hosts the talented three-year-old trotting fillies in Trillium Series action on Thursday evening with 21 fillies vying for a total of $69,624.
Armbro Balmoral sets new standard for speed
August 16 - REXDALE, ON — Armbro Balmoral roared around Woodbine Racetrack on Monday night, setting a new Ontario Sires Stakes speed record and capturing his first $130,000 Gold Final.
Loose Change Louie earns first Gold Series win Sunday
August 15 - DUNDAS, ON — Longshot Loose Change Louie took full advantage of Post 1 at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening to score his first Gold Series Elimination win.
New faces in Gold Series winner’s circle at Flamboro
August 14 - DUNDAS, ON — Heavy favourite Must Be Matt delivered the sharpest of three Gold Series Eliminations at Flamboro Downs on Saturday afternoon. The Barnett Hanover son and driver Jason Gale powered around the half-mile oval in an effortless 1:54.1.
Invitro captures lucky number seven Saturday
August 14 - REXDALE, ON — Paul MacDonell and Invitro tried something new at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening, but the change in tactics led to the same old result as the three-year-old pacing filly cruised to her seventh straight victory.
She’s Almost Famous achieves notoriety in Gold Final
August 13 - SARNIA, ON — She’s Almost Famous achieved her moment in the sun with a 1:55.2 victory in the $130,000 Gold Final at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday.
Owners give filly more than a kiss Tuesday
August 13 - FRASERVILLE, ON — One month after their last Ontario Sires Stakes start the three-year-old pacing fillies return to Grassroots action Tuesday evening at Kawartha Downs.
McCall Magic captivates Flamboro Downs fans
August 13 - DUNDAS, ON — McCall Magic continues to steamroll over her three-year-old trotting filly peers, capturing Friday’s $130,000 Gold Final at Flamboro Downs by four and a half lengths.
Freshman pacing colts impress Quinte fans
August 13 - BELLEVILLE, ON — In spite of the wet weather and a track that started off the night rated one second slower than normal, four two-year-old pacing colts circled the Quinte Exhibition Raceway in 2:01.3 on Friday evening.
Mill Work strikes gold in first lifetime victory
August 12 - WINDSOR, ON — Two-year-old trotting colt Mill Work scored an upset in the $130,000 Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening, taking advantage of a hot early pace to score the come from behind victory in 2:00.2.
Reception Hall sharp in Grassroots win at Hanover
August 12 - HANOVER, ON — Freshman trotting colt Reception Hall stepped off the fastest mile of six Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Wednesday, stopping the clock at 2:05 on the cool August evening.
Pacing colt looks to strike gold on Monday
August 12 - REXDALE, ON — Woodbine Racetrack wraps up its summer season of Ontario Sires Stakes action with an impressive line-up of three-year-old pacing colts competing for $130,000 in Monday night’s Gold Final.
Brown looks for solid effort from trotter Sunday
August 12 - DUNDAS, ON — When the three-year-old trotting colts line up behind the gate at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening, Brantford resident Lowell Brown expects Trudel to deliver the kind of steady performance that has landed him in three of four stake finals this season.
Lincoln Parke looks for redemption at Flamboro Saturday
August 11 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will get their first look at the exciting two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday when the precocious youngsters square off in three Gold Series Eliminations.
Armbro Balmoral scores third straight at Woodbine
August 10 - REXDALE, ON — Armbro Balmoral reeled off another lightning fast mile in Gold Series Elimination action at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening, stopping the teletimer at 1:50.3.
Top freshman pacing colts head to Belleville Friday
August 10 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Sixty freshman pacing colts invade Quinte Exhibition Raceway this Friday to compete for a total of $120,000 in their third Grassroots event.
Filly has nothing left to prove to Irwin and Ross
August 10 - REXDALE, ON — When the three-year-old pacing fillies return to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night for their $130,000 Gold Final Gord Irwin and Murray Ross are not expecting to head home with an Ontario Sires Stakes trophy.
Hiawatha showcases Ontario Sires Stakes Thursday
August 9 - SARNIA, ON — Hiawatha Horse Park presents a full program of Ontario Sires Stakes racing on Thursday evening when the two-year-old pacing fillies, returning to the Sarnia oval for their $130,000 Gold Final, are joined by the three-year-old pacing colts competing in Grassroots action.
Talented trotting fillies return to Dundas Friday
August 9 - DUNDAS, ON — Flamboro Downs fans will be treated to another afternoon of entertainment by one of the most talented divisions in the Ontario Sires Stakes program when the three-year-old trotting fillies return to the Dundas oval for their $130,000 Gold Final on Friday afternoon.
Invitro sails to sixth straight victory Saturday
August 8 - REXDALE, ON — Invitro scored her sixth straight victory capturing her Gold Series Elimination at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening, stopping the clock in 1:50.4, just one-fifth of a second shy of the Ontario Sires Stakes record for three-year-old pacing fillies.
Fast Johnny comes up trumps at Hanover
August 8 - HANOVER, ON — Owen Sound resident Paul Walker and three-year-old trotting colt Fast Johnny scored the fastest of eight Grassroots divisions at Hanover Raceway on Saturday evening.
Fillies lower track record at Clinton Raceway
August 8 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway fans did not have to wait long to see the track record for two-year-old pacing fillies broken in Grassroots action on Sunday afternoon.
Wallis captures pair in Dresden Grassroots
August 8 - DRESDEN, ON — Dresden Raceway fans enjoyed another beautiful afternoon of Ontario Sires Stakes harness racing on Sunday, with the three-year-old trotting fillies providing this week’s entertainment.
Local colt in the hunt for gold at Windsor Wednesday
August 7 - WINDSOR, ON — Windsor Raceway fans will enjoy an action-packed evening of Ontario Sires Stakes races on Wednesday when the two-year-old trotting colts, returning to town for their $130,000 Gold Final, are joined by their feminine counterparts competing in four Trillium Series races.
Pint-sized trotter aims for second OSS win Wednesday
August 7 - HANOVER, ON — For the second time in five days Hanover Raceway offers fans an exciting program of Ontario Sires Stakes action when the two-year-old trotting colts arrive at the popular half-mile oval for Grassroots action Wednesday.
McCall Magic flawless in Gold Elimination triumph
August 6 - DUNDAS, ON — Reigning Gold Final and Canadian Breeders champion McCall Magic reeled off the fastest Gold Elimination victory at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon.
Brazen extends streak to three at Windsor
August 5 - WINDSOR, ON — Brazen extended his win streak to three with a solid front end effort in Gold Elimination action at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday evening.
Partners hope for something to smile about on Monday
August 5 - REXDALE, ON — Ontario’s gifted three-year-old pacing colts return to Woodbine Racetrack on Monday night for their third Gold Series event.
She’s Almost Famous one step closer to goal
August 5 - SARNIA, ON — She’s Almost Famous delivered another impressive come from behind performance at Hiawatha Horse Park on Thursday to emerge into the Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing filly limelight.
Hard luck colt debuts in Grassroots Saturday
August 4 - HANOVER, ON — Hanover Raceway kicks off back-to-back presentations of the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Saturday with eight Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts.
Witness To Fame aims for fourth victory Sunday
August 4 - CLINTON, ON — Clinton Raceway wraps up its 2004 Ontario Sires Stakes season on Sunday with eight Grassroots divisions for the record setting two-year-old pacing fillies.
Summerhill Hallie aiming for winner’s circle Sunday
August 4 - DRESDEN, ON — After a month long break, Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies return to Grassroots action at Dresden Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
Battin, Walker team up for two at Quinte
August 3 - BELLEVILLE, ON — Two-year-old trotting filly Maleficent scored the fastest victory in five Grassroots divisions at Quinte Exhibition Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Partners looking forward to filly’s Gold Series debut
August 3 - REXDALE, ON — Fresh off a track record equalling performance in the July 31 Canadian Breeders Championship the talented three-year-old pacing fillies return to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday to battle in their fourth Gold Series event.
Record setting trotting fillies head to Flamboro Friday
August 2 - DUNDAS, ON — Fresh off a stakes record in the Canadian Breeders Championship, Ontario’s talented three-year-old trotting fillies arrive at Flamboro Downs on Friday afternoon for three Gold Series Eliminations.
Freshman filly gets her shot at fame on Thursday
August 2 - SARNIA, ON — Trainer Jeff Gillis smiled when he saw the post position draw for this Thursday’s Gold Series Eliminations at Hiawatha Horse Park. For the first time in her career his two-year-old pacing filly She’s Almost Famous will not have to battle two-time Gold Final winner Lucks Mistress.
World Class Image claims Gold Final trophy
August 2 - ELORA, ON — World Class Image lived up to her name and her price tag on Monday, capturing the $130,000 Gold Final at Grand River Raceway in a track record 2:03.3.
Local fillies shine on Civic Holiday in Dresden
August 2 - DRESDEN, ON — Fans on hand for the Chatham Daily News “Big Cash and Prize Giveaway” at Dresden Raceway on Monday afternoon were treated to seven outstanding Grassroots races by the two-year-old pacing fillies.